Monday, July 23

Oh Hamburgers

I wanted to take a second before writing anything else to send out a huge internet hug to all of you. I received a few emails and a few Facebook messages about my last post. Some were only a sentence long and some were several paragraphs; all of them said very important things. This is exactly why I felt comfortable writing about it in such a public space. Thank you all so very very much for your understanding, concern, and respect.

Onward (and breeeeathe out)!

South Park's Facebook page posted a photo of Butters this morning with the caption "Oh I can't fellas, I'm grounded for looking stupid in my school picture," which made my heart happy.

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My childhood was a lot like Butters' (except for I never followed my dad to a bath house to discover him having sex with other men and I never took a ninja star to the eye). I was always getting grounded and getting things taken away from me for silly reasons.

Can I tell you my plan? This blog needs to get bigger. Step one is to get about a thousand more readers per post (HA!). I'm in the process of turning this blog into a brand, which means more posts about design and other things I like in addition to the posts about my life. I will never stop writing about the way I feel, but I'd like to give all sorts of people a reason to come back. For some people that's music, for some it's a journal, and for some it's visual. The survey from last week was really helpful in telling me what so many of you beautiful people want to see.

Step two is to consolidate all of these loose ends I have floating around the internet. In a few weeks (orrrrr maybe a couple months), hannascott.com will be really pretty with an easy way to get to my portfolio and this blog, depending on what you're there for. Which means my portfolio also has to be redone, because it's outdated! On top of the other freelance projects I have going on, and also, of course, on top of my full time job. So if you were wondering why I'm overwhelmed...

I added a mood board to the site. You can see it in my navigation at the top of the page. It's full of things I find beautiful, things that I keep in mind when I design and things that inspire me when it comes to this blog. And I haven't used tumblr in a hot minute so if you're on there, give a girl a follow?

I'm trying to move a bunch of my Facebook friends over to the page for my blog so that I don't always have to post links twice and can focus more on building a brand over there. So if you're friends with me and you read this site, do me a favor and go like the page. You CAN find it in my sidebar but because I know you won't look unless it's right in front of your face lol: here.

Anyway. The final step of this plan is to be my own boss. I'm very far from that point right now but I know how motivated I am once I have my mind made up: it WILL happen. So until then, I'll learn more at my job every day, I'll make every effort to make this blog and my portfolio grow, and then I'll take off running and work from anywhere I damn well please (and it will probably be in another country), on projects that don't make me cringe. I cannot wait until that day :)

There are sooo many parentheses in this post.

10 comments:

  1. Your exuberance is inspiring.
    Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go and like your facebook page. ;)

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  2. I love your enthusiasm and your ability to think big. My blog is like my secret hiding place from my real life - I never really thought about it in a big picture sort of way.

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    1. Sometimes I think my enthusiasm ONLY comes from caffeine (I know better, but damn I ingest a lot of it per day...) Blogging used to be the exact same for me until I really got into design, and now it's a really great outlet to combine everything that I love in one place! PS Thanks for your comment on my last post haha, I'm so happy you liked that playlist, no comments about the heavier stuff necessary!

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  3. Get it girl! Keep plugging along, once of these days you'll look up and realize you're paying your bills with your freelance! It's an elation like none other. I'm working toward a life lived anywhere I damn well choose (or, likely many different places).

    You're badass.

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    1. Aww! thank you so much, even blog comments like yours motivate me to keep going :D

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  4. Hi Hanna!
    First off, thank you for dropping by my corner of the web! I always like to see new visitors and discover new blogs! Yours is very well kept out, and I like your writing style. I think I will bookmark you for daily reads =)

    Like you, I love South Park and I too did get grounded by my dad quite qa bit when I was growing up...it was never fun, expecially when I hadn't done anything to deserve such punishment! But not it's the past, all that matters is the person I am now =)

    Now, as far as visitors, I too hope that someday I will break the 1000 visitors/day. I think using my page as an extention of myself on the www and also as a marketing tool would be a great opportunity. My project is slightly different from yours but at the end we are seeking the same results, it seems. Anyway, I wish you good luck!

    As for being your own boss...you seem like a very determined and optimistic person! I am sure with such qualities you will eventually get to your main goal. Just keep up with the hard work and everything will follow (i'm sure!)

    Have a great day!
    xoxo

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  5. Hi Hanna!
    First off, thank you for dropping by my corner of the web! I always like to see new visitors and discover new blogs! Yours is very well kept out, and I like your writing style. I think I will bookmark you for daily reads =)

    Like you, I love South Park and I too did get grounded by my dad quite qa bit when I was growing up...it was never fun, expecially when I hadn't done anything to deserve such punishment! But not it's the past, all that matters is the person I am now =)

    Now, as far as visitors, I too hope that someday I will break the 1000 visitors/day. I think using my page as an extention of myself on the www and also as a marketing tool would be a great opportunity. My project is slightly different from yours but at the end we are seeking the same results, it seems. Anyway, I wish you good luck!

    As for being your own boss...you seem like a very determined and optimistic person! I am sure with such qualities you will eventually get to your main goal. Just keep up with the hard work and everything will follow (i'm sure!)

    Have a great day!
    xoxo

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  6. Butters is my absoulute favorite! He always manages to make me smile, especially in that episode where he becomes a pimp :)

    I think your goals are fantastic and you seem to have such a great plan on how to get there. I think you will be your own boss sooner than you think!

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    1. Hahaha Butters' Bottom Bitch!

      <3

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